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Nigeria’s New Excise Regime: Is this the Right Time?

Barring any last minute reversal, locally manufactured alcoholic and tobacco beverages (“Excisable Products”) will be subject to a new excise regime from 4 June 2018. This new regime is pursuant to Section 13 of the Customs, Excise Tariff, etc. (Consolid
Proshare (ng)
added Apr 17, 2018 20:43
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[Connecticut] Candy or nicotine? Flavored e-cigarettes manipulate brain activity

Researchers from the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science found in a recent study that advertisements for flavored e-cigarettes may override negative perceptions of tobacco products, especially in youth. Their brains process these advertisements as
Yale Daily News
added Apr 17, 2018 20:40
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[Asia] Plain Packaging on cigarette packets in Sri Lanka?

The Cabinet of Sri Lanka has approved a proposal submitted by the Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products, says Minister of Health. According to the WHO-Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), t
Asian Tribune
added Apr 17, 2018 20:18
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[France] Sensation seeking moderates television’s cultivation of alcohol and tobacco beliefs: Evidence from a national study of French adolescents

• Positive images of smoking and drinking abound TV. • Cumulative TV exposure relates to adolescents’ positive views of alcohol/tobacco. • This cultivation effect is strongest amongst adolescents high in sensation-seeking. • Positive drinking/smoking
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Apr 17, 2018 19:57
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[UK] Butcher caught in fake cigarettes raid hid goods in sausage mix

Adam Johnstone-Smith was raided THREE times in less than two months as he persisted in continuing his bootleg enterprise. The 71-year-old even hid part of the haul in a vat of spice mix for sausages in a possible bid to throw sniffer dogs off the scent.
Greenock Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:48
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Imperial Tobacco Production Ukraine’s net loss falls by 77.3 percent in 2017

Kyiv Post (ua)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:45
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] HSA suspends licences of 10 tobacco retailers for selling cigarettes to minors

They did not ask for any identification to check the buyers’ age, claiming that they were busy or that the minors were older than they were, and were caught by the HSA’s ground surveillance and enforcement activities.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:44
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BRIEF-Union Tobacco Says Iraq Branch To Partner In Iraq Cigarettes

Reuters
added Apr 17, 2018 19:43
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[Asia-pacific] Bar from Macau casinos repeat tobacco sinners: activists

A Macau gaming labour activist group has called for blacklisting of casino customers repeatedly caught smoking in areas where tobacco use is forbidden. The group’s leader, Cloee Chao (pictured, third right), delivered to the city’s Legislative Assembly
GGRAsia (mo)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:42
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[North Carolina] Duke University, which has a long history with tobacco, will go smoke-free in 2020

Included in the ban will be cigarettes, cigars and hookahs but not chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes or therapeutic nicotine products. On-campus stores will stop selling tobacco products this July. "In taking this important step, Duke will be joining many o
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Apr 17, 2018 19:38
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